About me

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I’M FORTUNATE to have done archeology in France, dogsledding in Minnesota, hiking in the Caucasus mountains and teaching in Tanzania. Absorbing, heady adventures, all of them. But when you come right down to it, what most fully engrosses and beguiles me is the adventure of writing in my own two studies, one in New York’s Hudson Valley and the other on Long Island. I’m the author of five novels, Playing for Keeps (under the pseudonym Jack Kendall and now out of print), Rivka’s War, Even You, November to July and This Storied Land; the blog “Streets of Israel” and various short stories and guidebooks. I’ve reviewed fiction for the Washington Independent Review of Books.

A recipient of the University of Michigan’s Avery Hopwood Prize for excellence in writing, I love reading 19th century fiction, 17th century poetry and just about anything else that’s, well…good. I’ve been devouring books about World War I for decades.

Please contact me with your comments or questions. I’d love to hear from you at marilynoser@gmail.com.


People Say About Me…

“In Rivka’s War, Marilyn Oser gives us a hero to cheer.”

Author Susan Isaacs

“Oser’s Even You is poignantly written and a delight to read.”

Author Kristina Aziz

November to July is “a very beautifully written book.”

Amazon review

“Readers…will find This Storied Land thoroughly absorbing.”

Reviewer Diane Donovan


YOU CAN have a look inside all of my books at Amazon.com. Order them at your local bookstore or at Amazon.